About Us

bomd-2014-brochure-thumbnailThe Brays Oaks District is ideally positioned among Houston’s key growth centers — Downtown, Uptown/Galleria, Westchase, Texas Medical Center, Sugarland, and Missouri City. The purposes of the district are to enhance the physical, social, and economic well-being of the community.

The District is empowered by finance projects related to public safety, mobility and transportation, environmental and urban design, and business and economic development. The mission of the district is to attract public and private capital investment, provide professional management of the area’s needs, and promote the District as a premier place to invest, work, and live.

Planning, budgeting, accounting, project management, marketing, public relations and economic development functions are all managed by a highly qualified professional staff.

WHO WE ARE

Many property owners, business owners and residents, even within the Brays Oaks District, know little about the quasi-governmental entity that is helping their community be a desirable place to live, work and play. The information below helps fill that need.

Purpose

The Brays Oaks District is one of 28 management districts in the Greater Houston Area. The District comprises parts of City Council Districts J and K and Harris County Precincts 1 and 3. Super Neighborhood 37 (Brays Oaks) lies entirely within the District along with parts of SN 30 (Braeburn) and SN 36 (Westbury). The purpose of the District is to: conduct business, invest, and enhance the physical, social, and economic well-being of the community it serves. The District is empowered to finance services and projects related to public-safety, mobility and transportation, environmental and urban design, and business and economic development. The District is managed by an all-volunteer board of directors which meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the District office. Board meetings are public meetings and visitors are welcome to register and speak on matters of interest or concern pertaining to the District. The board is supported by a staff of specialists who perform administrative functions at their direction.

Service, Improvement & Assessment Plan

All activities of the District are guided by a Service, Improvement & Assessment Plan. This plan expired in 2012, at which time a new 15-year plan was prepared and adopted. The plan focuses on seven areas:

  • Business & Economic Development
  • Environmental & Urban Design
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Mobility & Transportation
  • Education
  • Flood Control

All activities are supported by a $0.10/$100 assessment on all commercial property in the District.

How Created

The District was originally created as Harris County Improvement District No. 5 by the 79th Texas Legislature under Section 59, Article XVI of the Texas Constitution.

The effective date of creation was June 17, 2005.